We’ve only played our arrangement of ‘Lord Franklin’ twice in public but on Monday we clearly got something right because two days later this happens.
Chris has been playing the song solo for a while with no response from the Arctic so obviously Karen’s haunting clarinet part was needed to get things moving.
The Franklin Expedition has had a powerful hold on people’s imagination for the past 170 years and now there’s a rich new seam of material to add to the speculation about what happened to those 129 explorers in a part of the planet which is still mysterious and frightening.
Wee bit of a struggle to get our version of Crazy Man Michael licked into shape and it felt like it wasn’t going to work out but that old alrightonthenight magic kicked in and the whole gig felt great. Thanks to the friends who turned up in the small but perfectly formed audience at Cafe #9. Warm appreciation for the elegant Ms Crepe Suzette.
Following our World Premiere at Strip the Willow this month we’ll be playing at Cafe No 9 in Nether Edge, Sheffield
Break a Leg! will play for the second part of the evening. (Chris will be performing his war songs set, Let us Remember Them Tonight, in the first part, starting around 7:30pm).